Take A Stand

David Price
4 min readJun 3
Francis Bacon

“At a certain age, which varies according to people but is placed towards quarantine, life begins to seem…slow, sterile, unattractive, repetitive, as if every day was nothing but the plagiarism of the previous. Something in us has turned off: enthusiasm, energy, ability to project, spirit of adventure, or simply an appetite for fun, invention or risk. It’s time to take a stand, reconsider it in all aspects and try to capitalize on its weaknesses. Supreme choice time, for it is actually a choice between wisdom and stupidity.. “

— Julius Ramon Ribeyro


I found happiness because I desire nothing. It’s a happiness I never knew existed. In the past, happiness was, ‘Oh I bought a dress!’ ‘Oh have this car!’ It was all material things. Now I get up in the morning and meditate. Inside, a feeling of wellness where you’re sitting there, just where you want to be. There’s nothing you want. People think when you’re on stage, that they are your glory days. The lights, the clothes… They were not my glory days. These, now, are my glory days.

- Tina Turner


Style is a very simple matter: it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words. But on the other hand here am I sitting after half the morning, crammed with ideas, and visions, and so on, and can’t dislodge them, for lack of the right rhythm…

— Virginia Woolf


You life has is own natural rhythm to it and if you can know when you’re synchronized with it and when you aren’t you can’t go wrong. Your natural rhythm is your feeling of staying close to what your body knows and is always trying to tell you. Making bad decisions in life happens when we overrule our instincts. We marry the wrong people, keep jobs we hate, let go of our dreams and let ourselves be persuaded by practicalities that violate us in some way. And then we blame circumstances, saying we had no choice.

We are well schooled in violating our inner knowing by the time acculturation and education has had its way with us. We have lost touch with our own intuitive voices, voices that could make our entry into the world of adults a lot easier if we could still hear them.

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.